Can anyone stop the Bulldogs?

REIGNING premiers Barossa District continued its rampant winning run with a 13-goal victory over Willaston in Barossa, Light & Gawler senior one netball on Saturday.

The Bulldogs started well early and put the clamps on the Donnybrooks’ attack to lead by seven goals at quarter-time.

Barossa continued to attack relentlessly and extended its lead to 10 goals by half-time.

Despite the Donnybrooks upping their output in the third quarter, the Bulldogs found another gear and led by 15 goals going into the final stanza, where they comfortably secured the premiership points.

Barossa District coach Roz Fraser, who was again without her star goalie, Lisa Wilson, due to national indoor netball commitments, was happy with how the side gelled.

“It was a fairly solid game by all the team, they played well together,” she said.

“We focused on our structures and what we needed to do.

“Jess Wilson and Shannon Caire were our best players, Jess drove the ball really well in attack, and the combo of those two are working very well together.”

Fraser’s side now moves to a 4-0 win-loss record, which she believes is important for confidence.

“I think they (wins) are vital for the mindset of the players to actually know that they can go out there, no matter who we’re up against, and play our own game and win,” she said.

“We’ve had injuries, I wouldn’t say we were fit and ready at the start of the season, and then the two byes were a bit of a worry.

 “Knowing they (the players) can build over the season is going to be good for us.”

This week, Willaston will face Tanunda for a spot in the top four, temporarily, while Barossa District takes on Angaston.

“We’ll, pretty much, continue doing what we’ve been doing, we’ll be back up at full strength,” Fraser said.

“We’ll try and work on a few more combinations and figure out who’s going to be where.”


Jack Hudson


Growing up in Gawler, Jack has taken on a variety of journalistic roles while still studying for his Bachelor of Journalism and Creative Writing degree. He began his career at The Bunyip as a weekend football writer, before taking on roles with The Footy Budget and The Cricket Chronicle and then earning his first part-time gig at the Barossa Herald. Now returning to The Bunyip, Jack also has a keen interest in footy and soccer, as well as a passion for gaming and reading.

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